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The Elusive Elixir: Accidental Alchemist Mystery Series, Book 3
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Dorian Robert-Houdin, the three-and-a-half-foot gargoyle chef who fancies himself a modern-day Poirot, is slowly turning into stone, and it’s up to Zoe Faust to unravel the alchemical secrets that can save him. When they discover that a long-lost stone gargoyle with a connection to Dorian has reappeared in Europe, the stakes are even higher. From Portland to Paris, Zoe searches for the hidden knowledge she needs, but a cold case that harkens back to 1942 throws her off course. With an ailing friend desperately trying to discover his own Elixir of Life and a new romantic interest offering the first chance at love she’s had in nearly a century, Zoe is torn between a dangerous form of alchemy and her desire for a normal life. 

Praise:

"Pandian's imaginative third Accidental Alchemist mystery . . . will please those who like their cozies filled with magic."—Publishers Weekly

"The unbelievable premise is no problem given the inventive powers of Pandian."—Kirkus Reviews

"Pandian writes fun, light-hearted mysteries and is an expert at developing sympathetic characters, both major and minor."—Bustle

"A quirky, incredible series . . . The characters are immensely unique and the writing is A+, so you won't want to miss a word."—Suspense Magazine

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Praise:

"Pandian's imaginative third Accidental Alchemist mystery . . . will please those who like their cozies filled with magic."—Publishers Weekly

"The unbelievable premise is no problem given the inventive powers of Pandian."—Kirkus Reviews

"Pandian writes fun, light-hearted mysteries and is an expert at developing sympathetic characters, both major and minor."—Bustle

"A quirky, incredible series . . . The characters are immensely unique and the writing is A+, so you won't want to miss a word."—Suspense Magazine

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        In Pandian’s imaginative third Accidental Alchemist mystery (after 2016’s The Masquerading Magician), 300-year-old alchemist Zoe Faust leaves her home in Portland, Ore., to search old haunts in Paris, in an effort to save her best friend, Dorian Robert-Houdin, a living gargoyle. The charming Dorian, who was originally brought to life through sloppy and impermanent “backwards alchemy,” is slowly reverting to stone. But before Zoe can learn anything to help Dorian, she’s accosted by a woman who claims to have known her in Paris in 1945. To avoid being exposed, Zoe takes the first flight out of France. But someone follows her back to Portland. There’s at least one other victim of backward alchemy, and that someone will stop at nothing, not even murder, to remain alive. Too much backstory and unnecessary digression slow the action, but likable characters, fanciful creatures, paranormal doings, and a little romance will please those who like their cozies filled with magic. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Praise for the Accidental Alchemist Mysteries:
“A cast more fun than an episode of Portlandia.”—RT Book Reviews (1/2)

“Hits high marks for a modern twist on an ancient practice. Amusing supporting characters and historical...

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